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BMW Team RLL Finishes 5th and 6th in Round 5 of ALMSby Mark Jurista on July 21, 2013 at 02:18:00 PM
BMW Team RLL did all it could today at the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix, at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada, but ultimately ended the 2.45-hour race fifth and sixth in the GT class.
Dirk Müller and Joey Hand, driving the No. 56 Z4 GTE, finished fifth, completing 123 laps of the 2.46-mile, 10-turn circuit during the race to retain (unofficially) Müller’s lead in the GT driver standings by five points.
Hand Returns to Co-Drive with Müller for BMW Team RLLby Mark Jurista on July 17, 2013 at 09:38:00 AM
This weekend, BMW Team RLL heads to the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for this round of the 2013 American Le Mans Series. Joey Hand returns from his DTM racing duties overseas to once again co-drive the number 56 car with Dirk Müller.
BMW stands three points behind Chevrolet in Manufacturer points and is tied with Corvette Racing in Team points. Dirk Müller now leads the Driver standings by a 16-point margin.
BMW Z4 GTE Wins ALMS Northeast Grand Prixby Mark Jurista on July 07, 2013 at 12:12:00 AM
Dirk Müller and John Edwards, driving the No. 56 BMW Z4 GTE, won today’s American Le Mans Series Northeast Grand Prix from the pole position.
The win increases Müller’s lead in the GT driver point standings and moves BMW to within (unofficially) three points of the lead in the Manufacturer’s Championship. Bill Auberlen and Maxime Martin, in the No. 55 Z4 GTE, finished fourth.
BMW Team RLL Sweeps Northeast Grand Prix GT Front Rowby Mark Jurista on July 06, 2013 at 09:44:00 AM
John Edwards, driving the No. 56 BMW Z4 GTE, carried the momentum from his first American Le Mans Series podium at the ALMS Monterey race in May to his first ALMS pole for tomorrow's Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.
Maxime Martin, driving the No. 55 Z4 GTE he shares with Bill Auberlen, chased Edwards throughout the 15-minute session ultimately finishing second with a lap of 51.157 seconds, only .161 seconds behind Edwards.
Turner Motorsport BMW M3s with One Two Weekend at Mid Ohioby Mark Jurista on June 17, 2013 at 04:13:00 PM
The podium at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course has become a very familiar place for Bill Auberlen and Paul Dalla Lana. The duo captured their second GT class victory of the 2013 season driving the No. 94 GT M3 in the Diamond Cellar Classic Saturday.
This victory comes only hours after the duo finished second in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge driving the No. 96 BMW M3 in the GS class, only .452 seconds behind the leader.
BMW Finishes 1-2-3 at Third DTM Race in Spielbergby Mark Jurista on June 03, 2013 at 08:59:00 AM
BMW Motorsport has added another chapter to its remarkable success story in the DTM: at the end of 47 laps, reigning champion Bruno Spengler (CA) crossed the finish line first in the BMW Bank M3 DTM to win the third race of the 2013 DTM in Spielberg (AT).
Marco Wittmann (DE, Ice-Watch BMW M3 DTM) came home second, just 1.550 seconds later. He was followed by Timo Glock (DE, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M3 DTM), Wittmann’s BMW Team MTEK team-mate, who completed the first one-two-three for BMW since returning to the DTM in 2012.
Podium at Brands Hatch for DTM champion Bruno Spenglerby Mark Jurista on May 22, 2013 at 10:32:00 AM
Following the successful season-opener in Hockenheim (DE), the podium at the second DTM race of the year again featured a BMW driver: BMW Team Schnitzer driver Bruno Spengler (CA) crossed the finish line in second place in the BMW Bank M3 DTM.
The second best-placed BMW driver was Marco Wittmann (DE) from BMW Team MTEK in only his second DTM race. The 23-year-old was fourth in the Ice-Watch BMW M3 DTM, ahead of BMW Team RBM driver Joey Hand (US) in fifth. This marked the best result of both drivers’ DTM careers.
BMW Finishes Third at ALMS Montereyby Mark Jurista on May 13, 2013 at 09:20:00 AM
Dirk Müller and John Edwards, driving the No. 56 BMW Z4 GTE, scored a third place finish in today’s four-hour American Le Mans Monterey race.
A second consecutive podium finish for the No. 56 machine and a win for the No. 55 car at Long Beach in only the third race of the new program keeps BMW in second place in the GT class manufacturer point standings and moves Müller to the top of the GT class driver points.
Top ten for Turner Motorsport BMW M3 at Road Atlantaby Tim Jones on April 24, 2013 at 12:13:00 PM
Despite setbacks and a rained out qualifying the Turner Motorsport No. 94 GT class M3 finished 7th in GT keeping Paul Dalla Lana 4th in the driver points championship. In GS class the No. 96 M3 retired after 10 laps with a gearbox issue.
Results Are In from BMW Team RLL at Long Beach ALMSby Mark Jurista on April 22, 2013 at 08:59:00 AM
The streets of Long Beach, California continue to be the favorite stomping grounds of BMW Team RLL as they finished 1-2 in today’s American Le Mans at Long Beach race. In only the second race for the new BMW Z4 GTE, the team beat a very competitive GT class field with excellent strategy set in place during the first hour of the two-hour contest around the 1.968-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit. BMW...